Note: This page is kept for historic reference. For latest version and details, refer: 

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator v7.3 was released on 26 June 2013 and it's respective patches were released on 4 Dec 2013.

[4 Dec 2013] Following two new patches available for v7.3. To download them, refer Download Patches.

  • This patch addresses the issue related to the support of valid Linux and Windows Operating System password characters.
  • This patch addresses the following issues.
    • OMSA on systems running ESXi operating system stops responding to a remote OMSA Distributed Web Service connection from systems running Windows or Linux operating system.
    • OMSA cannot be detected for hardware inventory by OpenManage Essentials or Dell VMWare Management Plug-in appliance.
    • The semaphores are depleted errors in the ESXi system log.

[26 June 2013] Latest release v7.3 is available now and it brings lots of new features to the product:

  • Installation: Support for the following operating systems.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 (32–bit and 64–bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (64–bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
    • VMware vSphere 5.1 U1
    • VMware vSphere 5.0 U2
    • Citrix XenServer 6.2
  • Web/UI Enhancements:
    • Security fixes (CVE-2012-6272, CSRF, XSS, and generic path manipulation)
    • Updated JRE version 1.7 Update 21
    • Updated Apache Tomcat version 7.0.39
  • Browser Support:
    • Google Chrome 21, 22
    • Safari 5.1.7
  • Network Interface Cards (NICs) Supports:
    • Broadcom 57840S Quad Port 10G SFP+ Rack NDC
    • Broadcom 57840S-k Quad Port 10GbE Blade KR NDC
  • Power Supplies Support: 
    • 240-Volt DC power supplies
  • Events:
    • You can set Platform Event Destinations as IPv4, IPv6, or FQDN on 12G systems with iDRAC7 specific versions
  • Storage Management:
    • PCIe SSD support for ESXi 5.1 U1.
    • Remaining Rated Write Endurance status for SAS and SATA SSD attached to a PERC 8.
    • Fluid Cache for direct attached storage (DAS) support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for PERC H810, H710 Adapter, H710P, and H710 Mini on Dell PowerEdge R720, R820, R620, and T620.
  • Deprecated support for the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8


    Dell OpenManage v7.3 Documentation

    For more details on previously released Server Administrator and other OpenManage products, refer the OpenManage manuals.

    Server Administrator v7.3 Documentation

    Refer all the below documents from the Server Administrator Manuals page.

    • Server Administrator Storage Management Guide
    • Server Administrator CIM Reference Guide.
    • Server Administrator SNMP Reference Guide.
    • Server Administrator CLI (Command Line Interface) Guide.
    • Server Administrator User Guide
    • Server Administrator Readme


    OMSA v7.3 can be downloaded from the following links. Please refer Server Administrator Installation Guide and Support Matrix to install these packages on the supported operating system.

    ESXi VIB:
    To use the ESXi VIB with VMWare vSphere application, you can utilize the packages from Dell VMWare depot.
    XenServer (Supplemental Pack):
    Linux Repositories (YUM):

    Server Administrator v7.3 Patches